What is an athletic scholarship?

The first thing you need to know about getting recruited and being awarded college athletic scholarship is this. ” Don’t make the mistake of sitting around and waiting for the college coach to contact you; if your not one of the top high school athletes then you have to do it yourself. This means preparing an athletic profile and getting it into the hands of the coaches. The NCAA, (National Collegiate Athletic Association), has calculated that the opportunity to be recruited and compete in sports at the collegiate level is not easy. EG: according to the NCAA, high school men’s basketball has about 500,000 players; 157,000 of them are seniors. There are only about 4500 college freshman positions on offer each year. This means that only three percent of high school senior basketball players will get to play NCAA college basketball. You need to also remember that there are other alternatives and the figures are not as bad as they look. You need to take into account the fact that a large percentage of high school graduating seniors will not even go to college and that athletic scholarships are also available at NAIA, NCCAA, NJCAA schools as well. Just about all high school athletes want to play their sport at college level and most dream about getting that elusive FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP. The really sad thing is that most wont even apply. There are lots of opportunities available. Remember that a 50% sports scholarship at a NAIA school is better than no scholarship at all and you get to play your sport as well as earn a degree. You will find links to specific sports recruiting information below.  Here is specific information about scholarships opportunities at  NCAA Division 2 schools. Here is further information and eligibility requirements about college football scholarships, including NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA schools.

Most high school athletes dream of playing their sport at college level and being good enough to get a full-ride athletic scholarship. The reality is that most wont, but the really sad thing is that most wont even try. That’s right, most don’t even bother to submit an athletic profile to the college coaches, they think that athletic scholarships are for elite athletes only and don’t bother even applying.

You don’t have to be in the top 5% of your sport to be offered athletic scholarships. You might not be offered a full-ride sports scholarship at a Division 1 college but 60% might still make your dream come true. I keep telling Athletes everyday, “COLLEGE COACHES CANT RECRUIT YOU IF THEY DON’T KNOW YOUR OUT THERE.”

What does it take to play college sports and be in the running for athletic scholarships? Good grades, motivation, exposure and of course athletic ability. These are just a few things you need to consider but the most important thing is your level of commitment towards achieving your goal of being awarded an athletic scholarship and playing college sport. Unless you are a blue-chip athlete then don’t expect college coaches to just knock on your door. You have to make it happen.  If you don’t apply for a college athletic scholarship then you wont get one;  its that simple.   We take a look at the National Collegiate Scouting Association. NCSA Reviews.